12/10 What Would You Do? - To Prevent Violence and Love Languages
Class Summary - Today we watched two episodes of the tv show, 'What Would You Do?'. I asked students to put themselves in the position of the people who were being filmed by the hidden cameras. What would they say if they saw something that was obviously wrong. Silence is often seen as approval. I told students that it is good to mentally rehearse what they would do in these types of situations so that their point is more effectively made. When emotions are involved sometimes our words don't come out right. Mental rehearsal can help. The two episodes that we watched were September 1st's portion on a grocery bagger that had down sydrome and July's episode portion where a girl was getting harassed by a boyfriend at work. Then, we started talking about healthy communication. To spur conversation I had students go to www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/teens/ and take the love languages assessment. Love languages are a way to think about how we feel appreciated. This makes more effective communication as if we know other's love language we can more accurately show them that we care about them and appreciate them in a healthy way. Students were asked to reflect on their love language. Then they were to put themselves in a role where they needed to use their love language to show a friend they care.
Homework: Mentally rehearse what students would do in a situation where they saw something wrong (in class), Love Languages Reflection Sheet
Objectives: Students will articulate a response when trying to prevent violence (Standard 4 Interpersonal Communication AND Standard 7 Self Management). Students will advocate for others in need. (Standard 8 Advocacy) Students will demonstrate how to use the 5 love languages to communicate care / appreciation / love to another person in a healthy way (Standard 4 Interpersonal Communication)